The Sierra Pacific Foundation is awarding over $618,000 in scholarships to 200 students as they attend colleges, universities and trade schools during 2020-21 school year.
“It is both an honor and privilege for our family to continue to offer this ongoing support during these challenging times,” Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, Foundation President and daughter of Sierra Pacific Industries founder, chairman and CEO Emeritus Red Emmerson, comments. “COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but we remain committed to helping tomorrow’s leaders. As we help these outstanding young people pursue their dreams, we are investing in the future and in the generations to come.”
The Sierra Pacific Foundation grants scholarships to qualified, dependent children of SPI employees. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for four years, with some granted a fifth year based on their school and finalizing their undergraduate degree or trade school program.
The Sierra Pacific Foundation is the philanthropic organization founded by the Emmerson family in 1979. Since inception, the foundation has donated over $8.3 million dollars in scholarships, funding for youth activities and other organizations in the communities where SPI operates. In 2019, the Foundation contributed $1.9 million to organizations in our local communities.
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